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FIBA Has Detailed Rules

making of a basketball 2 steps ball before the rubber is put on and the bottom picture is a black rubber ball getting it orange outer pieces put on standard equipment for basketball balls

As the the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has a big challenge in setting the rules for 213 National federations of basketball throughout the world.

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NBA Chooses Pressure

pressure gauge for basketball standard equipment tool for checking pressure in a basketball ball

There are some references to the circumference of an NBA basketball; however, there is nothing about circumference in the rules. NBA only lists the pressure in the rules governing equipment.

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NCAA Basketball

NCAA official logo for basketball navy blue background with a white stencil of a basketball standard logo

Finally, a sport that has so many similarities between the men’s and women’s rules that they are published together. The NCAA offers rules for both in one publication.

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Major League Baseball Drives it Home

dirty baseball laying in the dirt in the diamond standard equipment for baseball is the ball

The offense attempts to score runs by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate.

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American-style Pool

player setting up a shot billiards/pool standard equipment billiard balls

Billiard Congress of America – World Pool-Billiard Association publishes rules for American-style pool games such as Nine Ball, Eight Ball, Ten Ball, Black Ball and Continuous Pool. The specifications for the balls seem to be consistent among all the games, as long as you play by the American-style rules.

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